Date Posted: 28-12-2012
Position Filled !
Location: South Valley Farms Wasco, CA, USA
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Position: Farm Foremen
Location(s): South Valley Farms Wasco, CA
Company Profile: AgReserves, Inc. is a management company that operates investment farms and ranches around the world. South Valley Farms is a large producer of almonds and pistachios and is located near Bakersfield, California. South Valley Farms is a world-class operation in the almond and pistachio industries dedicated to producing and marketing high quality nuts, outstanding worker safety, and growth opportunities for its employees and operations.
Description: Farm employees are involved in all aspects of development, production, and harvest of the crops produced. The farm has several farming units each lead by a farm foremen, with field employees working under his/her direction. A Farm Foreman is responsible for the crops, equipment, and people in his farming unit. They work under the direction of the Farm Manger to carry out the production plan in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. Duties include planning and carrying out farm operations, leading a team of field workers, equipment repairs and maintenance, and managing costs. A Farm Foreman is a salaried employee who typically works 55 - 60 hours Monday through Saturday.
Understanding of crop requirements (water, fertilizer, etc.), production practices (spraying, mowing, etc.), and pests (weeds, diseases, etc.)
Knowledge of equipment safety, maintenance, and basic repairs
Ability to organize and lead a team of Spanish-speaking employees
Communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and supervisors
Proactive attitude with attention to detail and an eye for identifying abnormalities
Valid CA driver license with good driving record
College education and/or several years experience in permanent plantings or related field
Basic computer skills
Ability to obtain a CA Private
Salary/Benefits: Wage is competitive and will be based on experience. Full-time employees receive excellent benefits including: Medical, Dental, Group Term Life, Disability, Pension Benefits (401k and Master Retirement Plan), Flex-Spending, and other miscellaneous value-added benefits.